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Information and Intelligent Systems:

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 24-572 and NSF 24-589 for the latest documents.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Advancing Collaborative and Intelligent Systems and their Societal Implications.


NSF’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems is seeking proposals that describe ambitious research and/or education projects that will extend the state-of-the-art in:

  • Collaborative Systems: systems that enable collaboration between a person and either machines or other people in acquiring, representing, organizing, archiving, protecting, accessing and communicating information, and
  • Robust Intelligence: systems with robust and flexible intelligence, capable of perceiving, reasoning, learning, and interacting with their environment.

Additionally, the Division is seeking research and/or education proposals that use or extend Collaborative Systems and Robust Intelligence theories or methods and apply them in three application areas:

  • Universal Access: to increase access to information and systems by users, such as the vision-impaired or the elderly, whose needs are often not met in traditional systems.
  • Digital Government: to improve access to information and services provided by governmental entities; as well as the workings of governments.
  • Digital Libraries and Archives: to represent, store and access information from curated digital libraries and archives.

Single or multidisciplinary research and/or education projects will be supported that explore innovative ideas, theories and experiments that move beyond incremental advances to enable fundamentally different intelligent or collaborative systems approaches or paradigms. The development of curricular materials that have the potential to greatly improve higher education in Collaborative Systems and Robust Intelligence and their applications will also be supported. Curriculum development projects may be submitted as stand-alone proposals or may be included as part of broader research and education proposals under the categories above.

Program contacts

For administrative process questions related to the solicitation please contact:

Kristen Oberright, Integrative Activities Specialist, Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Division Information & Intelligent Systems, 1125 S, telephone: (703) 292-8930, fax: (703) 292-9073, email: koberrig@nsf.gov

William S. Bainbridge
Program Director, Collaborative Systems
wbainbri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930
Lawrence E. Brandt
Program Director, Digital Government
lbrandt@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930
Daniel DeMenthon
Program Director, Robust Intelligence
ddementh@nsf.gov (703) 292-4768
Ephraim P. Glinert
Program Director, Universal Access and Collaborative Systems
eglinert@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930 CISE/IIS
Stephen M. Griffin
Program Director, Digital Libraries and Archives
sgriffin@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930
Le Gruenwald
Program Director, Collaborative Systems
lgruenwa@nsf.gov (703) 292-8074
C.S. George Lee
Program Director, Robust Intelligence
csglee@nsf.gov (703) 292-7838
Edwina L. Rissland
Program Director, Robust Intelligence
erisslan@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930
Maria Zemankova
Program Director, Collaborative Systems
mzemanko@nsf.gov (703) 292-7348

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